The controversial new Wetherspoon pub on Muswell Hill Broadway will be open until 1.30am some nights (Thursday to Sunday) after the local Labour-run council decided not to contest an appeal by Wetherspoons.
Haringey’s licensing committee made significant changes to Wetherspooons proposed opening hours back on 22nd September 2014 following residents’ complaints and a campaign by local Lib Dem councillors.
The licensing application for the new Wetherspoons, due to replace the derelict Village bar on Muswell Hill Broadway had attracted criticism from local people who were concerned about late opening hours and noise from the beer garden.
Local residents, Cllr Gail Engert and Cllr Martin Newton spoke at the licensing meeting and called for shorter opening hours and for the beer garden to be closed earlier in the evening.
The licensing committee listened to their concerns and restricted the opening hours to midnight for most of the week and to half past midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. But the council has now agreed the pub can have longer opening hours opening at 7am with drinks being sold from 10am and the pub staying open until 1.30am the following day on most days of the week.